Notes in the Margins: Art students, Macs and the gainful employment rule

Mac Use on the Rise, But Integration Remains a Challenge Apple’s line of computers (including the iMac, Macbook, iPad, and other devices) continue to gain in popularity among students and faculty. But nearly 60 percent of Mac users say they still have difficulty sharing files and printers over the network. (

Survey: More Than Two-Thirds of High School Educators Believe Students Are Unprepared for College The Deloitte 2010 Education Survey, reveals that high school educators think students are unprepared for college coursework and they want data to help solve the problem. Specifically, the survey found that slightly less than one-third (31 percent) of high school educators feel their students are ready for college when they leave high school. (

Congressional Chaos? New and returning members of Congress have been no clearer on their priorities for higher education policy than they were before voters cast their ballots. But while members are still largely mum about their policy positions heading into the 112th Congress, three Hill education staffers were willing to prognosticate, albeit guardedly, during a panel discussion. (Inside Higher Ed)

Art Students' Mental Health: A Complicated Picture All college students face stress, but mental-health professionals say art students face particular, and particularly intense, kinds of stress that their peers in many other scholastic situations don’t. (

Editorial: The legislative option Students should have the right to vote on all nonacademic related projects for which students are assessed a fee — as in the legally binding University of Wisconsin system. By lasting, we mean the regents shouldn’t have an easy time of undoing this policy if it’s implemented. (

For-Profit Colleges May Be at Brink of a Major Reset - After several years of record enrollment growth, the increases have slowed at many for-profit institutions, according to earnings reports of the last few weeks. Many companies say they're expecting that trend to continue as they change course on their marketing and recruiting strategies to comply with new federal regulations. (

Do for-profit colleges need to be reined in? Not this way. In theory, the federal government is looking to protect unsuspecting students from predatory institutions. But on closer inspection, this rule looks unfair and likely to hurt those it aims to protect. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

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